Holiday Pie Baking & Shelf Decorating Contests Are Here Again

The Fitness Team invites you to join in the fun by participating in the 2019 Charlestown Pie Baking & Shelf Decorating Contests, as well as helping to feed others during the upcoming holiday season.

Pie Baking & Shelf Decorating Contests
Friday, November 15, 2019

11 AM – 12:30 PM
Cross Creek Fireplace Lounge

Event Details
11 AM: Guess who is dressed up in the Turkey Costume!
11:15 AM: Pie Contest Begins! (Prize awarded)
11:45 AM: Best-dressed shelf winner is announced! (Prize awarded)

• Sign up in the Fitness Center by Nov. 1 to participate in the pie baking or shelf decorating contests. Monetary donations will be accepted from now until Nov. 15. Donations will be used for $5.00 Giant Gift Cards for Southwest Emergency Services (SWES) & The Marian House.
• You are invited to bake one Holiday Pie (any kind – savory or sweet) for the contest. All who attend the contest (residents and staff) will get to taste each pie and vote for the pie they prefer. The pie with the most votes will be the winner.monetary donation from now until Nov. 15. Donations will be used for $5.00 Giant Gift Cards for Southwest Emergency Services (SWES) & The Marian House.
• We are encouraging as many residents as possible to decorate the shelf outside their apartments. Shelves will be judged on Nov. 13 to determine the top 10 semi-finalists. The winner will be announced at the event on Nov. 15.

For more information, contact the Fitness Center, 410-737-8838, ext. 8730

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Cornhole Tournament on Oct. 19

Don’t miss the 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament, which will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, beginning at 11 AM – 3 PM. The tournament will take place in the open area near the Bocce courts outside, with a rain location in the Conference Center. Hot dogs, chips, and a soft drink will be provided.

Please RSVP by September 20, at the Fitness Center or by calling 410-737-8838, x8730.

Bocce Ball League Fall Meeting on July 23

 
 
The meeting for the Fall season of the Bocce Ball League will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in the Auditorium at 2 PM. The Fall season begins on August 26, 2019 and ends on November 17, 2019.

New players are always welcome! For more information, please call Tony Ellis, whose phone number can be found in the Resident Directory in MyErickson.

Charlestown’s 15th Annual Softball Tournament

On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, four of our Erickson communities met to play in the fifteenth annual softball tournament. The teams consisted of Charlestown, Greenspring, Riderwood and Oak Crest. Everyone enjoyed the fun and friendly competition of senior softball.

“The Charlestown Sluggers” maintained their record two years in a row by defeating Riderwood in the first game. Their skills shone through strong defensive plays and strong hits at bat. After patiently waiting for the next two games to be played, Charlestown faced Oak Crest once again in the championship game. They were unable to bring home the winning trophy, but their enthusiasm continued until the very last pitch.

Listed below are the results from the tournament:
• Charlestown defeated Riderwood with a score of 13 – 1.
• Oak Crest defeated Greenspring with a score of 18 – 3.
• Greenspring defeated Riderwood with a score of 10 – 5.
• Winner: Oak Crest defeated Charlestown with a score of 15 – 5

All of our Charlestown Sluggers were fearless and showed enormous enthusiasm and team spirit. Below are the team members from Charlestown who played in the game on June 5: Don Burgard, Lou Cuneo, Ron Deabreu, Ron Dempsey, Bill Fleming, Charles Fischbach, Jane Janssen, Skip Jenkins, Arthur Jones, Rick Jones (Maddog),Jim Mallon, Donna Martin, Bob Nitsch (Coach), Sue Schefle, and Lynn Stanko. A special thank you to head coach Bob Nitsch, first-base coach John Kasuda and third-base coach Marty Tewksbury.

The Sluggers will continue to practice three days per week and will becoming back even stronger next year!

~Teresa Reymann-Curran, Fitness Center Manager~

Staying Fit at Charlestown is Easy Peasy

Don’t forget to take a look at the Archives Display Cabinet as you head over the bridge to the Auditorium or Brookside elevators. Every two months there’s a completely new display theme which includes documents and photos from the Archives.  The current Archives display, Staying Fit at Charlestown Is Easy Peasy, has documents and photos of the 35-year history of our Pool and Fitness Centers and fitness classes. See photos of classes including the resident-run morning exercise class which began 35 years ago. This display demonstrates the many fun and effective ways available to residents to stay fit at Charlestown.

Check out the new Charlestown Fitness Song.  Write your own verse for the song and email or bring it to the Archives, across from the pharmacy on Main Street in Fountain Hill [Bldg. 1].

Warning: Daily exercise and healthy eating leads to increased awesomeness!!